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Historical lecture

Historical lecture

RATHKEALE and District Historical Society will host a free lecture on the involvement of Irish people in the American Civil War this Friday, February 27 at 8.30pm. The presentation from archaeologist, historian and author Damian Shiels will reveal how the majority of the 170,000 or so Irish-born who fought in this conflict between 1861 and 1865 […]

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€7 million contract for Shannon Heritage

€7 million contract for Shannon Heritage

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie An Post has appointed Shannon Heritage, part of the newly established Shannon Group plc, to operate and manage the €7m GPO Witness History Interpretive Exhibition Centre. The contract was awarded following a competitive tender process. The world-class visitor centre is currently under construction in the inner eastern courtyard of the iconic […]

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Call to back Aer Lingus takeover

Call to back Aer Lingus takeover

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie A LEADING Mid West businessman has said that the takeover of Aer Lingus should be supported. Meanwhile, speaking at the same event, the new CEO of the IDA, Martin Shanahan, said that the development company plans to drive growth of between 30 and 40 per cent into the region in terms of […]

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BREAKING NEWS

€7 million contract for Shannon Heritage

€7 million contract for Shannon Heritage

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie An Post has appointed Shannon Heritage, part of the newly established Shannon Group plc, to operate and manage the €7m GPO Witness History Interpretive Exhibition Centre. The contract was awarded following a competitive tender process. The world-class visitor centre is currently under construction in the inner eastern courtyard of the iconic […]

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Call to back Aer Lingus takeover

Call to back Aer Lingus takeover

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie A LEADING Mid West businessman has said that the takeover of Aer Lingus should be supported. Meanwhile, speaking at the same event, the new CEO of the IDA, Martin Shanahan, said that the development company plans to drive growth of between 30 and 40 per cent into the region in terms of […]

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Shannon Heritage bags prestigious GPO contract

Shannon Heritage bags prestigious GPO contract

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie SHANNON Heritage, the company which manages King John’s Castle as well as Bunratty Folk Park and other attractions has won the coveted contract to run the planned 1916 museum in Dublin’s General Post Office. The contract will involve the creation of 25 jobs between Dublin and Shannon. The heritage company, which is […]

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SPORT

Munster face Glasgow as Limerick sides meet in #UBL

Munster face Glasgow as Limerick sides meet in #UBL

MUNSTER face a top of the table clash this Saturday night in Cork, as first placed Glasgow come to Cork. Anthony Foley’s men drew with the Scarlets last weekend having been 12 points down in the dying stages of the game. Those points earned at Parc y Scarlets could prove vital at season’s end, as […]

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Something for the weekend – TV Listings

Something for the weekend – TV Listings

WHAT to watch? Where? When? Here is a guide. Soccer Thur-26-Feb EL Liverpool v Beskitas 5:50pm TV3 Thur-26-Feb EL Inter Milan v Celtic 6pm BT1 Thur-26-Feb EL Fiorentina v Spurs 6pm BT2 Thur-26-Feb EL Everton v Young Boys 8pm ITV4 Thur-26-Feb EL Ath Bilbao v Torino 8pm BT2 Thur-26-Feb EL Feyenord v Roma 8pm BT1 […]

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Limerick to host undefeated Armagh in Kilmallock

Limerick to host undefeated Armagh in Kilmallock

THE LIMERICK footballers return to action this Sunday at they face Armagh at 2pm in Kilmallock. John Brudair’s men will be fully aware that winning home matches are vital for survival, however the unbeaten northern side will arrive as firm favourites for the clash. With two wins from two, Kieran McGeeney’s men sit atop Division […]

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LIFESTYLE

Open multimedia night for Limerick artists

Open multimedia night for Limerick artists

LIMERICK Art Society holds a multimedia evening on Friday 27, 7.30pm, Greenhills Hotel on the Ennis Road. According to PRO Kathy Tiernan, there will be eight people demonstrating their methods: drawing portraits; drawing with colour; watercolour botanical; acrylic; oils; animals in watercolour. Names such as Margaret Ray and Mark Heng are booked for the night […]

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Rattling good tales from The Boneyard bodies

Rattling good tales from The Boneyard bodies

HAVE YOU had the pleasure of Lepage Cranbrook, “affluent socialite and amateur detective who dons a skeleton mask at night to become The Boneyard Man, New York’s most terrifying crime-fighter”? Well, shame if not but make up the loss by following this immensely likeable trash to The Kasbah on Dock Road tonight, Thursday 26. Producer/ […]

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Last chance for long-nosed Pinocchio

Last chance for long-nosed Pinocchio

STEPHEN O’Dea is cast as Gepetto the puppet maker in ‘Pinocchio’, the pantomime by Sixmilebridge Youth Club that offers final performances this Friday February 27 and Saturday 28, 8pm. More than 50 youngsters from the area have spent many hours each week, for months, rehearsing what will be a slick performance of dance numbers, musical […]

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ENTERTAINMENT

Rattling good tales from The Boneyard bodies

Rattling good tales from The Boneyard bodies

HAVE YOU had the pleasure of Lepage Cranbrook, “affluent socialite and amateur detective who dons a skeleton mask at night to become The Boneyard Man, New York’s most terrifying crime-fighter”? Well, shame if not but make up the loss by following this immensely likeable trash to The Kasbah on Dock Road tonight, Thursday 26. Producer/ […]

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Last chance for long-nosed Pinocchio

Last chance for long-nosed Pinocchio

STEPHEN O’Dea is cast as Gepetto the puppet maker in ‘Pinocchio’, the pantomime by Sixmilebridge Youth Club that offers final performances this Friday February 27 and Saturday 28, 8pm. More than 50 youngsters from the area have spent many hours each week, for months, rehearsing what will be a slick performance of dance numbers, musical […]

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Torch scorch with their Cuckoo’s Nest

Torch scorch with their Cuckoo’s Nest

..”One flew east, one flew west and one flew over the cuckoo’s nest”. by Rose Rushe READER, hasten tither for Torch Player’s terrific production of this modern classic by Dale Wasserman. At 69 O’Connell Street until Saturday 28, director Maurice O’Sullivan has pulled together an able, intuitive ensemble who deliver, deliver and deliver again in […]

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PHOTOS

Limerick leads call to rule out sale

Limerick leads call to rule out sale

Fianna Fáil Social Protection spokesman Willie O’Dea is leading calls on the Government to firmly rule out the sale of the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus now that the Minister for Transport appears to have finally recognised its strategic importance. The Limerick TD’s intervention comes in the wake of a statement from Transport Minister Pascal […]

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Lessons learned from Carambola Kidz whiz

Lessons learned from Carambola Kidz whiz

Limerick based Colm O’Brien award built up his Carambola Kidz Healthy School Lunch Business to produce 100,000 lunches weekly. Annacotty based in industry, O’Brien is also a motivational speaker, was key to Limerick Local Heroes profile and activity, founded PayDay Productions to bring professional theatre here and .. is now publisher. He  has written a […]

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Window dressing for Limerick Literary weekend of greats

Window dressing for Limerick Literary weekend of greats

O’Mahony Booksellers was appropriate host on Monday 9 to the launch of the 2nd Limerick Literary Festival, grown-up child to the Kate O’Brien Weekend of three decades. Playwright and O’Brien scholar Mary Coll rolled out news of the three days of seminar, readings, music with Sarah Dolan, interviews by Sean Rocks (Edna O’Brien) and Niall […]

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Other Recent Stories

Historical lecture

Historical lecture

| February 26, 2015

RATHKEALE and District Historical Society will host a free lecture on the involvement of Irish people in the American Civil War this Friday, February 27 at 8.30pm. The presentation from archaeologist, historian and author Damian Shiels will reveal how the majority of the 170,000 or so Irish-born who fought in this conflict between 1861 and 1865 […]

Continue Reading

€7 million contract for Shannon Heritage

€7 million contract for Shannon Heritage

| February 26, 2015

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie An Post has appointed Shannon Heritage, part of the newly established Shannon Group plc, to operate and manage the €7m GPO Witness History Interpretive Exhibition Centre. The contract was awarded following a competitive tender process. The world-class visitor centre is currently under construction in the inner eastern courtyard of the iconic […]

Continue Reading

Call to back Aer Lingus takeover

Call to back Aer Lingus takeover

| February 26, 2015

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie A LEADING Mid West businessman has said that the takeover of Aer Lingus should be supported. Meanwhile, speaking at the same event, the new CEO of the IDA, Martin Shanahan, said that the development company plans to drive growth of between 30 and 40 per cent into the region in terms of […]

Continue Reading

Shannon Heritage bags prestigious GPO contract

Shannon Heritage bags prestigious GPO contract

| February 26, 2015

by Bernie English bernie@limerickpost.ie SHANNON Heritage, the company which manages King John’s Castle as well as Bunratty Folk Park and other attractions has won the coveted contract to run the planned 1916 museum in Dublin’s General Post Office. The contract will involve the creation of 25 jobs between Dublin and Shannon. The heritage company, which is […]

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Engineer Aislinn helps rebuild lives in typhoon-hit Philippines

Engineer Aislinn helps rebuild lives in typhoon-hit Philippines

| February 26, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie CASTLETROY woman Aislinn Hayes has travelled to the Philippines with a team of volunteers from housing charity Habitat for Humanity Ireland to help families rebuild homes destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan . After arriving in Southeast Asia on Valentine’s Day, 23-year-old Aislinn will spend this week helping low-income families in the community of […]

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